|Hometown:||Long Beach, Calif.|
|High School:||Long Beach Wilson HS|
UC SANTA BARBARA
Attended Long Beach Wilson Classical High School...Played for coach Tony Martinho...Was a three-time First Team All-Moore League selection...Named to the Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team three straight years...Earned All-CIF Southern Section honors as a junior and a senior...Helped lead the Bruins to three consecutive Moore League Championships and four CIF appearances...Was a member of the Long Beach Wilson Distinguished Scholars Program.
Played for Long Beach Shore Aquatics and was coached by Olympians Robert Lynn and Chi Kredell.
Michael La Bounty was born in Upland, Calif. on Sept. 22, 1991...Parents are Eric and Sue La Bounty...Has a younger brother, Grant...Has yet to declare a major at UCSB...Hobbies include body surfing, spear fishing, listening to music and spending time with friends and family...Is a fan of Martin Scorsese films, including "Goodfellas"...Names "Catcher in the Rye" as his favorite book...Enjoys the opportunities water polo has afforded him to travel and meet new people...Names Klaus Barth, who was a longtime Long Beach aquatics coach and Ironman triathlete who fought brain cancer for five years, as his personal hero.